Guest Posts and Photo Projects

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Did you know that we enthusiastically welcome guest posts here on Beyond Megapixels? It’s true! All you have to do is go to the contact us link at the top of the page, fill out the form, and let us know your guest post idea! We’ll then contact you back and let you know how you can submit your article.

The reason I mention this is because we’ve had a LOT of comments around here about how we’re very Canon-centric. Quite simply, that’s because it’s the type of camera I own. And since I’m writing the majority of the posts, they tend to be about my experiences and knowledge regarding the Canon line of cameras and lenses. So! We need some folks to write about why they love their Nikon, or why Olympus rocks their world. I certainly don’t want this site to become unapproachable for all of our friends out there who love photography, love their cameras, but think we’re “All Canon, All The Time”. Because we’re not! We’re “All Photography, All The Time”!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can also feel free to e-mail me directly (my address is on the Writers page) or leave a comment at the end of this post.

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Okay! My next subject at hand is that of photography projects. I have been toying with the idea of making a home-made light box as my next project – stemmed from our March Photo Challenge technique of “macro” and subject of “simplicity”. Jeff, one of the original writers for Beyond Megapixels, wrote this entry back in 2008 which illustrates the process, easily and inexpensively. If any of you have created your own light boxes, I’d love to hear about your experiences. I’ll then incorporate your suggestions into the one that I make, and document the process in an article for this site.

The other project I have in mind for myself is to make a montage or collage of several pictures of me and my family members, which were taken at a recent party we all attended.

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That’s me, my husband, and my step-son and step-daughter. I’d like to do something more creative than just printing and framing each individual photo and hanging them over the mantle. I wrote a tutorial a while back on how to create a very simple montage, but for this I’d like to do something a bit more elaborate. I know that Snapfish has a collage creator and a large community gallery full of ideas that I might take advantage of, though my personality is such that I’d rather try to re-create the effect on my own in Photoshop. Peachpit has a very thorough article on the subject of collages that I will probably refer to in order to make my own. Of course, I shall throughly document my experience for an article for your reading pleasure.

I would love to hear some tips from you, our readers, from your own collage/montage creation experiences. And if you’d like to provide examples of your work that would help give me ideas for my project, I’d really appreciate it! The comments are open for your kind feedback.

Photo Credits (in order of appearance):
- “Varese Ligure cutout collage” by Marco Fedele on Flickr Creative Commons.
- Family portraits by Tiffany Joyce.

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